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Respitory Infection Treatment
MostCausedByVirusBut: Most respiratory infections are caused by viruses like UpperRespiratory Infections and Bronchitis Lower Respiratory Tract infections like Pnumonia and some cases of Bronchitis are caused by Bacteria and different antibiotocs are used depending on the type of infection Pneomococcal infection can be treated with Levaquin (levofloxacin) or Zithromax,And others like legionaires disease are treated with Antibiotics ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Only: If it is a bacterial infection. Most upper respiratory infections however, are viral and many people mistake a viral rhinnitis for sinusitis and take unnecessary antibiotics. Sounds like you may be considering taking left over keflex. Would recommend against that. Rather consult your doctor. ...Read more
Not always, but migh: Antibiotics are not always necessary for the treatment of throat infections. Pharyngitis and tonsilitis are also commonly virals and antibiotics are not necessary. They might even produce side effects worsening an infection that could improve spontaneously.Antibiotics should always be presribed under physician supervision. Multiple factors influence this decision. Always consult your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Upper respiratory tract infections usually involve the sinuses. There are a wide variety of antibiotics used for acute bacterial sinusitis. Bactrim (a sulfa drug), Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (a penicillin type drug) and doxycyline (a tetracycline) are commonly used. Levaquin (a quinolone) can be used as well but i tend to reserve this for sicker patients. ...Read more
It depends: Most upper respiratory tract infections are viral in nature and antibiotics aren't indicated. If are given antibiotics for presumed bacterial sinus or lung infection, in all likelihood Keflex won't be first choice. It could be used, however, if you are allergic to other antibiotics and cannot use anything else. ...Read more
Time: Almost all bacterial sinus infections occur following a viral upper respiratory infection. In the first several days following a cold the sinuses inflame due to the viral illness. About 15 to 20% of the time a viral illness becomes bacterial. 7 to 10 days after illness if symptoms persist or worsen with cough, headache, congestion, bacterial is now a likelyhood. ...Read more
Supportive: Supportive care means close monitoring of the infant for any signs of breathing problems or shortness of breath (rapid breathing more than 60 times a minute, labored breathing etc.). The doctor may decide to hospitalize the infant and administer oxygen. Other treatments may include nasal suction and nebulized albuterol. Inhaled steroids and antibiotics are not effective. ...Read more
UTI: Amoxicillin can treat an UTI. There is a wide variety of suitable antibiotics. Appropriate antibiotics are dependent on what you can tolerate and what is appropriate for the organism causing the infection. Evaluation by your doctor will help determine this for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Antibiotics: Prescription antibiotics for children are best managed by a local pediatrician who can perform an in-person exam and determine the appropriate treatment course. This is not only in the best interest of your child, but for the general public as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the rattle noise upon exhaling when my toddler has a respiratory infection? Should I continue the albuterol breathing treatments?
Rattle noise exhalin: I think what you are describing is wheezing and your pediatrician has prescribed Albuterol Inhalation for it.Did you ask the doc if your child has asthma and if it is, you need to get educated to take care of your child.Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the bronchi and you need proper treatment with inhaled steroids and albuterol, unless he is being treated for bronchiolitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 14 month old has asthma and a upper respiratory infection was put on prednisone and albuterol. He's still wheezing after treatments is this normal?
You can't: You don't "cure" viral uris. They go away on their own while you treat the symptoms. ...Read more
I think I got a UTI a week after starting zpak for upper respiratory infection from a applicator for my Estrace. Will the zpak cure uti?
Is it possible to cure from an upper respiratory infection with over-the-counter meds? If so, recommendations please?
During upper respitory infection, I flew & now ear blocked & feel some liquid moving inside ear upon tilting head. What treatment can help me?
Depends: It depends on the type of infection. If you have strep, then Amoxicillin is one choice. If you have a more atypical respiratory illness such as mycoplasma, then a course of Azithromycin is indicated. If you are allergic to any medications, it is important that you let your physician know. Most respiratory illness are viral and in healthy individuals requires no antiviral treatment. ...Read more
Be seen: There is a constellation of symptoms, your doctor can determine if you have something viral or bacterial or an allergy. ...Read more
Pollutants: Possibly from pollutants in the air.Get a more detailed answer ›
My hubby & 10 wk son r sick, respiratory infection, 6 days. I think I may b getting it, pervention?
Hard to prevent it: If one truly has gotten a cold virus, it will have to run its course. Some people take extra vitamin c (may upset the stomach) and some take extra zinc (most lozenges have lots of sugar), but how much these things help is uncertain. Avoiding overexertion, such as not running a 3-mile race, is wise. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help with aches and fevers. A doctor can check for strep throat or the flu. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am taking ceptozil for an upper respitory infection can it cause any adverse affects to my kidney?
Isick for two weeks so i went to the doc and I have a sinus and respitory infection from meds I am better but not fully how long should it last ?
Sinus/resp infection: Sinus infxns not uncommonly take a couple weeks to resolve, even with antibiotics. Which part of the respiratory tract was involved? Nose & throat? Or lungs? Uri's tend to resolve in 7-10 days; lower resp tract infxns may take couple weeks depending on how involved they were. After 2 weeks u should be feeling almost your normal self. If not, see doc again. ...Read more
Not likely: There are illnesses that can pass from animals to humans like tapeworm, skin fungus called ringworm, leptospirosis, and some others. It is not likely that a cat will pass a respiratory infection to your child. It is unusual for animals to be ill so i would have the cat see the vet. ...Read more
None really: You are thinking of legionella pneumonia, but its not caused by the air conditioning unit. It is caused by the standing water being contaminated by the bug legionella pneumophilla. It can also cause allergic or hypersensitivity reactions in the lung, and generally only affects those with other chronic illnesses (heart failure or emphysema). ...Read more
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